Ansible Collection - c2platform.wincore

GitLab: c2platform/rws/ansible-collection-wincore 

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C2 Platform generic roles for MS Windows that are used by all or some other roles. These roles typically don’t create services / processes on target node but are dependencies e.g. packages required by those roles. Or these roles help with Ansible provisioning for example offers generic Ansible modules, filters etc.

Roles

  • download  manage downloads.
  • win  manage users, features, services, scheduled_tasks, packages ( chocolatey), files, directories etc.
  • ad  Active Directory ( AD) management using microsoft.ad  Ansible collection.

Plugins

Module plugins:

win_certificate

The c2platform.wincore.win_certificate module allows you to create TLS/SSL certificates. It provides four variables: dns_name, validity_days (default: 365), store_location (default: Cert:\LocalMachine\My), and state (default: present). The example below demonstrates how to create a TLS/SSL certificate and use it to configure an IIS HTTPS Binding on port 443 using module community.windows.win_iis_webbinding.

- name: Manage certificate
  c2platform.wincore.win_certificate:
    dns_name: "{{ ansible_hostname }}"
    validity_days: 3650
    state: present
    # tmp_file_path: D:\Temp\ExportedCertificate.cer
  register: _cert

- name: Add a HTTPS binding
  community.windows.win_iis_webbinding:
    name: "{{ arcgis_webadaptor_ssl_certificate_iis_web_site_name }}"
    protocol: https
    port: 443
    ip: '*'
    certificate_hash: "{{ _cert.thumbPrint }}"
    state: present
  when: '"thumbPrint" in _cert'

win_package_facts

To retrieve a list of installed packages and store it in the Ansible fact installed_packages, you can utilize the c2platform.wincore.win_package_facts module. Below is an example that demonstrates how to use this module to install Microsoft Web Deploy, but only if it is not already installed.

- name: Get Installed packages
  c2platform.wincore.win_package_facts:

- name: Display Installed Packages
  debug:
    var: ansible_facts.installed_packages

- name: Install WebDeploy for IIS
  ansible.windows.win_package:
    path: '{{ arcgis_webadaptor_temp_dir["path"] }}\{{ arcgis_webadaptor_versions[arcgis_webadaptor_version]["webdeploy"]["url"] | basename }}'
    arguments: 'ADDLOCAL=ALL LicenseAccepted="0"'
    state: present
  when: '"Microsoft Web Deploy 3.6" not in ansible_facts.installed_packages'

In this example, the win_package_facts module is used to collect information about installed packages on the Windows system and store it in the installed_packages fact. Additionally, it demonstrates how to conditionally install Microsoft Web Deploy only if it is not already present in the list of installed packages.

Filters

download_file_path

When leveraging the download  role for downloading tasks, the download_file_path filter proves invaluable for obtaining the precise download path.

Consider the following comparison:

Instead of:

fme_flow_installer_path: '{{ fme_flow_temp_dir["path"] }}\{{ fme_flow_versions[fme_flow_version]["url"] | basename }}'

Opt for:

fme_flow_installer_path: >-
  {{ fme_flow_versions[fme_flow_version]["url"]
  | c2platform.wincore.download_file_path(fme_flow_temp_dir["path"]) }}  

download_extract_folder

When utilizing the download  role to manage downloads and unzip files, the download_extract_folder filter is your go-to solution for retrieving the path of the extracted contents.

For instance:

fme_flow_extraction_path: "{{ fme_flow_installer_path.removesuffix('.' + fme_flow_installer_extname) }}"

Opt for the cleaner alternative:

fme_flow_extraction_path: >-
  {{ fme_flow_versions[fme_flow_version]["url"]
  | c2platform.wincore.download_extract_folder(fme_flow_temp_dir["path"]) }}  

This revised syntax not only improves readability but also ensures a more efficient and maintainable configuration.




Last modified April 19, 2024: 0.0.4 (12b2895)